I have a simple comp from one source video that includes Time Remap and Time Reverse. .
Source footage is 53 seconds and I used an 8 second section of this.
Comp work area is 6 seconds duartion .
I want to do tracking on this so need to Precompose the Comp. with the speed changes.
When I create a new Precomp it creates a Comp of the entire source footage (53 seconds). No good to me at all.
When I delete that ...it removes the original comp as well.
OR....when I delete the original comp ...it deletes the new one as well.
Its liked they are linked!
First... why does the Precomp not reflect my Original?
Second...why are they linked ?
Regarding limiting the duration of the precomposition to the duration of the layers within it, see the script linked to from the bottom of this page:
Regarding the other issue: That's weird. I'll try to reproduce it and get back to you.
[Update: I can't reproduce this behavior of deleting one composition causing another to be deleted, too. What version? What operating system? Please file a bug report.]
I am dealing with other urgent issues ( CS5 Update PPRO) as a priority to this issue
Will get back to this ASAP but...I have tried all the options for Precompose and cant make it work as I believe intended.
I do have to precompose before I can track so I must have the precomp refelecting what I applied (ie speed ramp changes, reverse speed)
Be sure to try that script. I'm pretty sure that it does what you want.